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Europa House To Be Converted To Hotel

Work is shortly to begin on Europa House, a sixties high-rise that stands near the naval docks in Portsmouth.

Situated close to the successful Gunwharf Quays development that has transformed that part of the city into a popular retail outlet, not to mention the iconic Spinnaker Tower, the former office building has been purchased by Land Securities who intend to turn it into a new hotel occupied by the budget Travelodge brand.

Land Securities are the developer of Gunwharf Quays, and as such the buildings regeneration can be seen as the latest step towards a wide-ranging renewal of the area by the company.

Europa House has on the first five floors a car park which will be renovated too, and provide extra parking for Gunwharf Quays shoppers. The dilapidated street level around the site will also be modified to improve it visually, as well as to strengthen links with Gunwharf Quays.

Once work on the building is complete it will be the largest hotel in Portsmouth offering about 200 rooms beating the current record, the Marriott which manages to provide a paltry 175.

This is unlikely to be the last piece of development in the immediate future for the area, the nearby ex-Ministry of Defense building, the twelve floor Brunel House is up for sale and has attracted the interest of several unnamed developers.

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